Excessive Heat Watch - Updated Thu, Jul 18 @ 3:04am
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Excessive Heat Watch issued July 18 at 3:04AM EDT until July 21 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Mount Holly NJ
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...100 to 105 on Friday afternoon, 107 to 112
on Saturday afternoon, and 101 to 106 on Sunday afternoon.
* TEMPERATURES...Maximum readings in the lower and middle 90s on
Friday afternoon, and in the middle and upper 90s on Saturday
afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Overnight lows will range mainly
in the 70s.
* TIMING...The most dangerous of the heat and humidity will occur
from mid afternoon into the early evening each day.
* IMPACTS...The excessive heat and humidity may cause heat stress
or heat stroke. The most susceptible individuals are the
elderly and those with pre-existing health issues.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
the late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion
and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing.
Drink plenty of water.
To reduce your risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool shaded location. Heat stroke is
an emergency, call 9 1 1.
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will create a DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Stay in an air-conditioned environment, stay out of the sun, and
check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a
vehicle under any circumstance. This is especially true during hot
weather when a car's interior can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.
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